XTRXTR's Recent Activity

  1. XTRXTR replied to the thread Stories from the Basement.

    Back to the fuzzy spikes. So, I tried a few things. I lifted the grounds off the pots (I had a bus soldered across all of them) some...

    Apr 10, 2021 at 7:27 AM
  2. XTRXTR replied to the thread Popping and Crackling Noise.

    What has been said already plus, maybe take a good look at your screen resistors or any others if they are carbon composition. Sometimes...

    Apr 9, 2021 at 4:44 PM
  3. XTRXTR liked thetragichero's post in the thread Popping and Crackling Noise.

    if it worked before you messed with it then that is most likely the cause. poor solder joints are the likely culprit, although it's...

    Apr 9, 2021 at 4:37 PM
  4. XTRXTR liked thetragichero's post in the thread Stories from the Basement.

    I'm not familiar with military spec stuff mentioned above (i use wire ripped from old organs. reduce, reuse, recycle and all) but if...

    Apr 8, 2021 at 2:45 PM
  5. XTRXTR liked Matthews Guitars's post in the thread Stories from the Basement.

    20 gauge tinned mil-w 16878 wire. Grab both your wires in your cordless drill, run off 10 feet of each color, clamp the ends in a...

    Apr 8, 2021 at 9:30 AM
  6. XTRXTR liked Matthews Guitars's post in the thread Stories from the Basement.

    Let me guess...the wire that disconnected itself is solid core wire, right? Marshall liked to use cheap solid core wire a lot in the...

    Apr 8, 2021 at 7:17 AM
  7. XTRXTR liked thetragichero's post in the thread Stories from the Basement.

    oh lord do i hate solid core wire, especially the thick stuff... absolute nightmare wiring heaters with 18awg solid core wire

    Apr 8, 2021 at 7:16 AM
  8. XTRXTR replied to the thread Stories from the Basement.

    I want to rewire the heaters on this amp with plenty of twists and using the Z axis like the old Fenders, tight corners, what wire would...

    Apr 8, 2021 at 7:13 AM
  9. XTRXTR replied to the thread Stories from the Basement.

    Yes but its my doing. Its a DIY, my first from 17 years ago and I am moving the board around, leaving it floating, while I test out...

    Apr 8, 2021 at 7:05 AM
  10. XTRXTR replied to the thread Stories from the Basement.

    I decided to try it after reading it from valve wizard... I'll post a link to it later, internet is down right now. He says it acts as...

    Apr 7, 2021 at 1:39 PM
  11. XTRXTR liked South Park's post in the thread Stories from the Basement.

    I don’t get the led on the cathode . Thar is no frequency roll off . That cathode cap is the start of the tone shaping . You can use...

    Apr 7, 2021 at 1:30 PM
  12. XTRXTR replied to the thread Stories from the Basement.

    LED on V1b cathode Is getting better each time I play the guitar. I'm thinking its a keeper. I still need to compare to a new RC on...

    Apr 7, 2021 at 5:54 AM
  13. XTRXTR liked thetragichero's post in the thread I have to rant. Vintage parts and new builds...just stop it..

    new parts are generally cheaper and better anyway, but many guitarists "hear tone" with their eyes and will pay a premium for old parts...

    Apr 6, 2021 at 3:48 PM
  14. XTRXTR replied to the thread Recommend A Small Box 2204 Kit.

    That looks very nice. Looks like you took great care during the build. Yeah I just read what I wrote and had to look back up what I...

    Apr 6, 2021 at 5:20 AM